Boxing as a midshipman

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  1. mrblue771

    mrblue771 New Member

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    I was wondering if anyone has any experience boxing at USNA in the club and could describe how much you knew before joining. If possible, it would be nice to know what tryouts and a typical practices would be like. Any information, even second hand, would be helpful. I have been boxing now for about 3 months, but I don't know what to expect. Thank you in advance.
     
  2. NavyHoops

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    I had several friends box at USNA. Some were very experienced and others had none. The club is a very close group with a ton of history and tradition. They workout a lot to include some morning conditioning. If it interests you, give it a shot. As a club sport, you would practice most days that you didn't have drill.
     
  3. Capt MJ

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    Search YouTube for Army-Navy Game Boxing Smoker," held the night before the football game.
     
  4. hthp37

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    Also search for a very well done segment that was done on Real Sports this year about the USNA boxing program and the coach. I do know there is a boxing smoker over Plebe summer and that all Plebes are required to take boxing during the AC year.
     
  5. hthp37

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    My mistake...it was 60 Minutes Sports from March 1 of this year. Can't find a link but it's a great overview of the steep tradition of Brigade Boxing.
     
  6. HopefulDad3210

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    Boxing is huge in the Navy. When DS had his CVW last year, it happened to be the same weekend as the Brigade Boxing Champoinships. They take it very seriously and with good reason. There were some seriously talented atheletes in the competition. Although, we were obviosuly seeing the end result of what I understand is a significant elimination tournament. Fast forward a few months and DS makes his first call home during PS and tells us he thinks he's going to box at the academy as his sport! God save us.
     
  7. Disco2020

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    This says it all. A 60 minutes segment on the USNA Boxing program from last year:
     
  8. HopefulDad3210

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    I was there that night. Amazing. If you have a chance to go to the Brigade Championships I highly recommend it. Great event all around.
     

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